1. What can be tracked?
timr allows you to track the position of your employees when they start and stop a recording. Therefore you can see with one mouse click where your employees are located when starting and stopping. This feature helps your company saving time and money.
Note: The position is only tracked when you start and/or stop a recording. timr doesn't offer live position tracking.
Example: You run an installer-craft company with 5 employees. Your employees are working on field services most of the time and they are working on different construction sites. You get a call from an important customer, it is an emergency case. With timr you can see the location of your employees at a glance. Now you can easily send the employee who is next to the customer.
2. Where to view the positions?
2.1 Running recordings
In the menu "Reports/User Dashboard" you can see the position at the start of running recordings under "Now active - Working Time". This applies analogously to project time and drive log.
Here you can see as an example the running working time records of the employees on one day. A crosshair symbol indicates the recorded location at the start of the recording.
When you move the mouse over the icon, a map appears as shown in the screenshot below. It will show, as in this example, the position at the time of the start. Apart from the exact address, the latitude, the longitude and the accuracy are indicated.
!!! The indication of the accuracy is especially important, because the signal may not always be available (e.g. in buildings) !!!
The actual position was then somewhere in the radius around the set point with the accuracy.
Tip: By clicking on the icon, you can call up a larger, clearer representation via Google Maps, which provides you with a detailed picture of the captured position.
2.2 Recorded times
For recordings that have already ended, the crosshairs icon can be used to view the position of the start time and end time of the recording. To do this, go to the menu "Reports/Working Time" or "Reports/Project Time" or "Reports/Drive Log".
Here you can see an example of an already finished project time recording in the "Reports/Project Time" menu.
The crosshair symbol indicates that a location has been captured. If you position the mouse over the crosshair symbol, the location is displayed on a map with detailed information.
This also applies to working time and drive log records: as soon as the crosshair symbol is displayed, position data is stored.
3. How to track the Position?
The position tracking is only available through the mobile clients. The timr app detects your position on your phone and shows it in the web application.
3.1. Configuration for position tracking
Using the GPS position tracking in timr requires you to activate the feature in your timr account.
Additionally, employees have to allow the timr app on their smartphone to use the mobile's GPS position.
Here you will find further details on how to configure position tracking: Settings for position tracking
3.2. Position detection on the mobile clients
Please follow the instructions in our documentation: